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China breaks ground on the world’s largest floating solar plant

 
4:05pm - 14 December 2017

China is set to break yet another record in solar technology by developing a world-first 150 megawatt (MW) floating solar PV plant as a new experiment aimed at cutting down the cost of solar energy.

Asia, Sustainable Energy, Sustainable Innovation Forum

Barclays launches a new series of corporate green finance products

 
1:36pm - 14 December 2017

The banking giant Barclays has launched a series of green investment products aimed at engaging not only its large corporate clients, but also small to medium-sized companies to pursue green investments.

Finance, Sustainable Innovation Forum, Sustainable Investment Forum

National Australia Bank to stop financing new coal power plants

 
10:51am - 14 December 2017

The National Australia Bank (NAB) is set to become the first major Australian bank to stop financing new thermal coal power plants, sending a strong signal to the Australian financial sector about the future of coal in the country.

Oceania, Finance, Sustainable Innovation Forum, Sustainable Investment Forum
🎤CLIMATE INTERVIEWS
  Interview with Eva Halvarsson, Chief Executive Officer, AP2

Interview with Eva Halvarsson, Chief Executive Officer, AP2

Finance

Climate Action caught up with Eva Halvarsson, Chief Executive Officer, Second Swedish National Pension Fund (AP2), on scaling up low carbon investment and her participation in the first Sustainable Investment Forum Europe.

🎤PRESS RELEASES
  Climate Action launches the European Sustainable Investment Forum

Climate Action launches the European Sustainable Investment Forum

PRESS RELEASE – 6 November 2017, London, UK – Last September, UK-based Climate Action announced, at its second Sustainable Investment Forum USA, the launch of a European Forum, which will also be focusing on climate finance.

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World Bank makes historic pledge to stop financing oil and gas exploration

Finance, Sustainable Innovation Forum, Sustainable Investment Forum

The World Bank has announced that from 2019 it will stop financing upstream oil and gas operations, as part of a series of commitments to boost its climate contributions towards implementing the Paris Agreement.

 

France awards ‘Make Our Planet Great Again’ grants to US climate scientists

Europe, Finance, Tech. & Innovation, Sustainable Innovation Forum, Sustainable Investment Forum

French President Emmanuel Macron has awarded long-term research grants to 18 research scientists so can they continue their research on climate change in France.

 

European Commission announces €9 billion in climate aid for partner countries

Europe, Finance, Sustainable Innovation Forum, Sustainable Investment Forum

During the One Planet Summit, the European Commission announced a series of climate-smart investments for Africa and the EU Neighbourhood countries worth €9 billion.

 

Theresa May unveils £140 million funding for climate vulnerable nations

Europe, Finance, Policy, Sustainable Innovation Forum, Sustainable Investment Forum

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced new climate change policies to help vulnerable nations affected by climate change, declaring that it’s Britain’s duty to assist.

LIVE STREAM: SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION FORUM 2017 BONN, GERMANY

OUT NOW: CLIMATE ACTION 2017-18

Climate Action and UNEP are delighted to present the official Climate Action report for COP23, Bonn, Germany.

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